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Sustainability

The City is currently revising its approach to sustainability and this page will be providing updated information in the coming months. In the meantime, please contact the City directly for more information.

To demonstrate progress, the City of Perth has committed to a number of programs to ensure the organisation is not only hitting milestones, but also disclosing and celebrating achievements. 

Some of the programs we belong to, or participate in, include: 

The City of Perth sustainability program demonstrates how the city can use its natural resources in a manner that sustains life and enables future generations to thrive. The City’s comprehensive sustainability program incorporates various portfolios to achieve this.

  • CitySwitch Green Office

    CitySwitch Green Office is a no-cost, voluntary program designed to assist office based businesses to improve environmental performance, build internal capacity and create a sustainability workplace culture. A collaboration between capital city councils, the City has been delivering the program to businesses since 2008, with around one quarter of the City’s office space now participating in the program. 

    Commercial buildings account for just over half of greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Perth local government area. CitySwitch is a critical player in supporting businesses to reduce carbon emissions in the commercial office sector.  

    CitySwitch provides support, education, events and resources so that commercial offices can: 

    • Improve their energy efficiency. 
    • Increase their uptake of renewable energy. 
    • Procure carbon offsets to get to carbon neutral or net zero emissions. 
    • Reduce office waste and increase recycling rates. 
    • Reduce the use of takeaway coffee cups.
    • Improve staff health, wellbeing and productivity through improvements to the internal office environment.

    CitySwitch signatories commit to pursuing a five star or greater NABERS energy rating. Each year, signatories report their progress towards this target and awards are presented to recognise outstanding achievement in sustainability, both on a state and national stage.

    To find out more, go to the CitySwitch website or contact the City of Perth to speak with the WA CitySwitch Program Manager.